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October 04: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History

Event

(October 04, 1535)
Myles Coverdale's work, the first full English Bible, was published in Zürich (Switzerland) or Cologne (Germany). photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 04, 1582)
Pope Gregory XIII instituted the Gregorian calendar, which was adopted by a large number of countries during the next several centuries. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 04, 1957) The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, which went into orbit around the Earth as the first man-made satellite. photo source: wikimedia.org

(October 04, 1966)
Lesotho Independence Day.

(October 04, 1970)
As a result of an accidental heroin overdose, legendary American singer Janis Joplin passed away. photo source: wikimedia.org

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